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Performing Arts Awards

Since the 2010-2011 academic year, ARTS NC STATE has sponsored student awards to recognize student achievement in the performing arts at NC State University:


The Creative Artist Award. A committee of music, dance and theatre faculty annually reviews submissions of original work in the fields of music, dance and theatre. Each winning creative artist(s) receives $500, and the selected work(s) will be performed in the following academic year by the appropriate ARTS NC STATE performing arts program. Learn more >


The Performing Artist Award honors student performers in music, dance and theatre. Recipients of the Performing Artist Award are chosen by adjudicating faculty. The winning performing artist(s) will receive $500 and acknowledgement in the following year’s ARTS NC STATE playbills. Learn more >



Student Art Purchase

Student Art Purchase

We buy student art! Since 2001, ARTS NC STATE has purchased original artwork of NC State students. The works chosen will become a part of the permanent collection of ARTS NC STATE and will hang in Talley Student Union or selected locations on campus. Any currently enrolled, full-time NC State student is eligible to submit artwork for consideration. Learn more >



$5 Ticket Benefits

NC State students can purchase tickets to any ARTS NC STATE performance from Center Stage, NCSU Dance Program, the Music Department or University Theatre for only $5 including sales tax.



Live in Arts Village

Find your creative community. The Arts Village Living and Learning Village is an on-campus housing option for undergraduate students. The program stimulates creativity through attendance and engagement in the arts across campus and throughout the community. Students fulfill (4) 1-credit classes through their attendance and involvement, while the residence hall environment inspires student originality and interaction through various programs during the year. Learn more >


University Theatre

At NC State, the arts are for all students, in all majors.

Audition for a play. Perform in a concert. Take a class. Work behind-the-scenes. Exhibit your artwork. Volunteer for an event. Live with other student artists. See a performance. ARTS NC STATE offers something for everyone!

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